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Our keynotes will provide you access to the most impactful and powerful thought leaders on the program. Hear from high-profile thought leaders and Business Executives as they cover key business trends that are driving the future of work.

Product Innovation Keynote

Our product innovation keynotes provide you access to innovators and disruptors in HR Technology to provide insight into how technology is solving key business trends or challenges that are impacting the profession.

Theme Keynotes

Our theme keynotes provide you the opportunity to get close with thought leaders, big thinkers, and prestigious leaders who will share insights into key trends in Leadership, Engagement, Talent, Learning and HR Technology.

Lost Lecture

Our Lost Lecture takes you outside the traditional learning environment providing you a unique opportunity to gain access to a MYSTERY high-profile thought leader in an interactive setting.


A masterclass is a means to present a real-world account on a particular topic, situation or event. Led by a speaker with expert knowledge or skills in a particular area these sessions often provide best-practice advice or insight into new or innovative solutions that are forging new paths.

Breakfast Briefings

Our breakfast briefings are designed to foster open and frank discussions about the current trends and challenges impacting the profession whilst enjoying delicious food in the company of industry colleagues.


Our CoLab’s deliver a genuine learning experience for attendee’s by generating key takeaways that the audience can implement immediately or in the foreseeable future. Using design thinking or agile methodologies to promote the collection of thought/knowledge the CoLab aims to get to the heart of the challenge, promote debate and allow participants to develop deeper insights, reach conclusions and formulate recommendations for the future.

Open Space

Experiences and knowledge, are our biggest asset. With this in mind, we have created a new and exciting opportunity for our network to collaborate and learn from each other. We have provided a platform for you to have a voice – to challenge the status quo and inspire and innovate. In the lead up to the event you get to drive the conversation by nominating or voting on a hot topic or key challenge facing the profession. Have a say in the topics you want to discuss on the day! Voting will open 3 weeks before the event date – watch out for our welcome email to get involved.

Tech Village

The Tech Village will showcase the most disruptive innovations in HR technology with live demos. Came visit the Tech Village or pop by our Tech Stage where you can hear about some of the latest disruptive technology and solutions. Contact for further details.

Lightning Talks

Illuminate us but make it quick! True to its name a lightning talk is a very short presentation on a current topic in a quick, insightful and clear manner.


Press the Pause Button and get present with yourself and your objectives for the Summit. Practice the skills that enable the clarity, focus and resilience needed to prioritise effectively and unlock all the potential the HRD Summit has to offer. Drop by the Chillout Lounge and learn how to practice and deploy the evidence-based mind training that enables individuals and organisations to truly flourish.

VIP Lounge

Our exclusive business lounge is available for our HRD VIP Members. A place to unwind and refresh, network with peers, or catch-up on some urgent emails.

InFocus Panels

Envisioning the Workforce of 2030. Our expert panel made up of business thought leaders and executives will share their insights and pioneering research around the future of work. This interactive session looks beyond re-imaging how things are and towards innovating the endless possibilities of what they could be.

HRD Dark Room

Over two days attendees are invited to participate in a unique, social learning experience. Take the test and uncover your unconscious bias ….


NEW to the HRD Summit is our HRDLive. Streamed LIVE across the two days HRDLive provides an opportunity for you to hear from the inspiring speakers or a deep dive into a session you may have possibly missed.

HRD Café

Whether you are looking for a chance to unwind, catch up on the days’ happenings or network with peers, the HRD Café is the place for you!

HRD Awards Short List After Party

A party not to be missed! Join your colleagues and industry peers as we announce those who have been shortlisted for the prestigious HR Distinction Awards.

Entries for the 2019 HR Distinction Awards open on Friday, 5 October. Visit the event website for more information


MATCH Meeting sessions are an opportunity for you to focus on a current business challenge. This is facilitated by our MATCH Meetings networking platform. Our NEW platform has an inbuilt algorithm that organises business meetings focused on solving current business challenges – ensuring all connections are meaningful.

Workday Drinks Reception

Join all other event attendees for drinks and live entertainment. Here you will have an opportunity to unwind and enjoy the company of your fellow colleagues over some delicious drinks whilst enjoying the live music on offer.

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